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Granite Data Service 1.1.0 Released with new Features and Tools

by Moxie Zhang on Oct 09, 2008 |

Granite Data Services (GDS) 1.1.0 GA is released this week. If you are not familiar with GDS, according to the Granite Data Services project:

Granite Data Services (GDS) is a free, open source (LGPL'd), alternative to Adobe® LiveCycle® (Flex™ 2+) Data Services for J2EE application servers. The primary goal of this project is to provide a framework for Flex 2+/EJB3/Seam/Spring/Guice/Pojo application development with full AMF3/RemoteObject benefits. It also features a Comet-like data push implementation (AMF3 requests sent over HTTP) and ActionScript3 code generation tools (Ant task and Eclipse builder).

The 1.1.0 GA release contains a few important features to ease the GDS based development. For example, the brand new Eclipse plugin automatically generates GDS ActionScript 3 code when a Java source file is created or modified.

Another feature is called Tide.

Tide provides a complete Flex framework and data management functionalities such as entity caching, collection paging and lazy loading. It might be seen as a full alternative for the Cairngorm + Flex Data Management Service stack. In 1.1 the server integration is focused on JBoss Seam but future versions will include Spring and plain EJB3 support.

Announced with the release, the project says this is the last major GDS version that supports the Flex 2 framework (only Flex 3+ will be supported in the future).

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OSGi by Christopher Brind

Hi, I'm Am definitely going to have a look as we are using BlazeDS for our Solstice platform but as a result we've got this J2EE/OSGi hybrid going on when all we need is OSGi. I'm going to presume GraniteDS isn't available as an OSGi bundle just now but I wonder if anyone could say in advance of me looking at the source code how easy it would be to extract what I need and create an OSGi bundle? Thanks in advance!

Re: OSGi by Franck Wolff

I can confirm that GraniteDS is not (yet) available as an OSGi bundle. I don't know much about OSGi but I'd be happy to know more about your need and to help you implementing something. Drop me an email (you'll find my email on GraniteDS site).
Franck Wolff.

Congrats by siva prasanna kumar P

I have been tracking GDS from 0.4 version, and really you guys have come a very long way, with out of box features, GDS service factories are really impressive.

I am really happy to see "Gravity" in stable :)

Siva Prasanna Kumar

Re: Congrats by Puran Singh

wow it's great that gravity is stable.

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